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Forum Brings Together CCAM Members to Further Surface Engineering Research

On September 23rd Oerlikon Metco sponsored a Surface Engineering Forum at the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM). The forum was designed to give Oerlikon Surface Solutions personnel exposure to CCAM’s surface engineering roadmap and capabilities and to allow CCAM members to participate in an overview of Oerlikon capabilities in Thin Film and Thick Layer coatings with the goal to develop future research in this area. Steve Bomford, Oerlikon Metco Manager and CCAM Technology Advisory Council member, said “This…

Training Center of Excellence Approved for Development by Virginia’s Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) and collaborative partner the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission (TICRC) today announced that a regional Center of Excellence (CoE) has been added to the Workforce Training Network plan, following TICRC approval. Bruce Sobczak, CCAM Director, Workforce Development, said, “The newest location to be added to the Workforce Training Network plan is in Southwest Virginia’s agricultural and tobacco region.  The center will be developed to offer a new level of advanced manufacturing…

Chief Technology Officer Discusses New Manufacturing Technologies Enhancing Aircraft Gas Turbine Engine Performance

Dr. Bob Fagan, Chief Technology Officer at the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM), today addressed attendees of the International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 in Chicago with a presentation, “Engine Performance Driving Manufacturing Excellence.” “Advanced manufacturing technologies are leading to a renaissance in the manufacturing economy, particularly in the U.S. and Europe,” Fagan said.  “This includes two key areas – digital or smart manufacturing and the evolution of additive manufacturing.  Both continue to have a significant impact on the manufacture…

Additive Manufacturing Expert EOS Joins Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

The first additive manufacturing (AM) OEM invited to join the Virginia-based Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) is EOS, the technology and market leader for design-driven, integrated e-Manufacturing solutions in the AM and industrial 3D printing sector. “We are excited about the additional expertise and capability EOS brings to CCAM in one of our key technology focus areas of additive manufacturing,” says Joe Moody, president & executive director of CCAM. CCAM will have one of the earliest installations of EOS’…

Manufacturing the Future @IMTS

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) and its founding member Sandvik Coromant will join forces to showcase joint research efforts and give a glimpse into the future of manufacturing. Presented will be a project in one of the key areas of CCAM’s research, digital manufacturing, an element of future manufacturing systems. CCAM President & Executive Director Joe Moody, CTO Bob Fagan, and Digital Controls Engineer Dan Moodie will be present at Sandvik Coromants’ booth W-1500. Dan Moodie and William…

Congressman J. Randy Forbes Leads Expert Roundtable at the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

Congressman J. Randy Forbes, 4th Congressional District of Virginia, discussed the need for developing a national manufacturing strategy and building the region’s role as an industrial leader during a roundtable August 21st at the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM). A recipient of the National Association of Manufacturers’ Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence for his work to strengthen the U.S. manufacturing base, Congressman Forbes led the discussion of CCAM industry and academic partners from Newport News Shipbuilding, Canon Virginia, Rolls-Royce,…

Training Centers for Advanced Manufacturing Moving Forward

John Ogle | WCVE Community Idea Stations The idea of a network of training centers to increase the number of manufacturing jobs in the southern and southwestern parts of Virginia began to take shape in August of 2012. Representatives from CCAM, the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing and the Tobacco Commission, met and came up with a plan. Delegate Kirk Cox and CCAM Director of Workforce Development, Bruce Sobczak, speak with John Ogle. Listen

Good Ideas Take Flight — Airbus Joins Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

Adrienne Selko | IndustryWeek Advancing from an idea to building a physical structure to having 24 projects currently underway, Virginia’s Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) has made amazing strides over the past three years. The consortium began research activities in 2011 and the 62,000-square-foot facility, which is adjacent to the 1,000-acre Rolls-Royce Crosspointe Campus in Prince George County, Va., opened in March 2013. more

Joseph Moody guides CCAM projects from drawing board to factory floor

BY JOHN REID BLACKWELL | Richmond Times-Dispatch With a nearly 30-year career in heavy industry under his belt, Joseph F. Moody expects his new job at an innovative research center in Prince George County will help fuel a renaissance in manufacturing in Virginia and the United States. more  

Aerojet Rocketdyne Expands Membership Role in Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) today announced that Aerojet Rocketdyne, the missile propulsion and launch system manufacturer, is expanding its membership role in the collaborative research center. “This is an exciting next step in our ongoing partnership with The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing,” said Warren Boley, President of Aerojet Rocketdyne. “We have had great success in advanced manufacturing techniques and their application to our aerospace and defense product lines.  This expanded partnership with CCAM will afford…

Global Aeronautics Leader Airbus Joins Forces with Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) today announced that Airbus – the aeronautics leader – has joined CCAM’s industry, academic and government consortium dedicated to manufacturing breakthroughs and advancements in applied research. CCAM, Airbus and Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe used the occasion of the Farnborough International Airshow 2014 to announce the new membership during a celebratory signing event. “Airbus was founded on innovation – we operate daily knowing that using and developing leading edge technology is a requirement…

Spatial Integrated Systems Joins Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) today announced that Spatial Integrated Systems Inc. (SIS), a leader in providing business solutions that incorporate digital 3D imaging, robotics, artificial intelligence, and 3D visualization, has joined forces with CCAM’s industry, academic and government research collaboration. As CCAM’s newest industry member, Spatial Integrated Systems will provide digital 3D equipment and software including the 3D Imaging System (3DIS) used by commercial and military equipment manufacturers to produce visually rich digital information.  3DIS is a…

CCAM Hosts Technology Summit Sponsored by Siemens and the Atlantic Magazine

(DISPUTANTA, VA – May 6, 2014)  Over 200 people attended a technology summit, titled “Building the Future” on Wednesday, June 4, at the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM), sponsored by Siemens and The Atlantic magazine. A series of panel discussions explored new technologies, workforce skills and policies that are strengthening the resurgence of advanced manufacturing in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The “questions and answers” format discussions led by Bob Cohn, Co-President and Chief Operating Officer, The Atlantic,  included thoughtful…

CCAM Celebrates Anniversary with Members During Research Review

CCAM celebrated its four year anniversary of incorporation last week with a research review for its members. Kicking off the morning, new President & Executive Director, Joe Moody, welcomed over 80 industry and university members in attendance. Sessions on machining, surface engineering, manufacturing systems and additive manufacturing were included on the agenda with research presentations from CCAM staff and university researchers. “We are introducing initial research based on new focus areas approved by our Board of Directors in March,”…

Learning While Doing: Engineering Grad Interns While Earning a Degree

Charlie Feigenoff | UVA Today Most college graduates are lucky to be able to include six months of internships, cobbled together over several summers, on their resumes. Not Aaron Holowaychuk. Holowaychuk is a student in Engineers PRODUCED in Virginia, the online bachelor’s degree program in engineering science offered by the University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science for graduates of the Virginia Community College System. Because of the program’s flexibility, Holowaychuk was able to spend more than 18…